NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED EDITION WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIALS “Enough to seriously challenge many traditional beliefs, if not alter them.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review
Explosive, thought-provoking, fiercely compelling, Holy Blood, Holy Grail breaks bold new ground with its shocking conclusions about the lineage of Christ and the legacy of the Holy Grail. Now this lavishly illustrated collector’s edition features exclusive new material plus dozens of photographs, drawings, symbols, architecture, and artwork, making it a dazzling feast for the eyes as well as the mind. Based on decades of research, filled with eye-opening new evidence and stunning scholarship, this authoritative work uncovers an alternate history as shocking as it is believable—as it dares to ask: Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete?
• Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross? • Is it possible Jesus was married, a father, and that his bloodline still exists? • Is it possible that parchments found in the South of France a century ago reveal one of the best-kept secrets in Christendom? • Is it possible that these parchments contain the very heart of the mystery of the Holy Grail?
According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things possible—they are probably true. So revolutionary, so original, so convincing, the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversy, now newly updated and beautifully illustrated.
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“Like Chariots of the Gods . . . The plot has all the elements of an international thriller.”—Newsweek “One of the more controversial books of the twentieth century.”—UPI “Compelling.”—Philadelphia Inquirer “An astonishing hypothesis.”—Publishers Weekly
“To call Holy Blood, Holy Grail controversial would be an understatement. . . . The book’s contentions have met a religious firestorm.”—International Herald Tribune “If you like a pleasant brainteaser from the ‘What If’ school of historical speculation . . . you will be sure to enjoy this book.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner “A highly provocative work of investigative journalism.”—Booklist “A thoroughly concept-shattering web of historical intrigue . . . destined to become an occult classic.”—Fate magazine
“Revolutionary and provocative . . . whether taken as incontrovertible proof, or simply fascinating documentation of a theory, Holy Blood, Holy Grail will intrigue all readers.”—Baker and Taylor Book Alert